Madreselva Waldorf Educational Association was born in 2013, as a result of the concern of a group of families to create a school with a way of educating different from the traditional one, Waldorf pedagogy.
From then until now many children have passed through our space to enjoy and learn in our playgroup. The families who started the project and who rebuilt the facilities have gradually grown, as has our space. We now have more than 30 families, but we continue to work as a team and collaborate with each other. Taking care to think, feel and do consciously. Working in a healthy organisation, with spirit and heart.
The Association belongs to the Association of Waldorf Centres of Spain which regulates the use of Waldorf pedagogy in initiatives, associations and schools all over Spain.
The non-profit Madreselva Association was born from the will of a group of parents and educators to respond to the needs of our children to develop as whole, safe and free people.
We consider Madreselva is a social project because by changing the education of the youngest children we contribute to a powerful change in people who will change the world. Participating in the Association allows you to have a direct benefit by participating directly with your children in a respectful educational community, in the middle of nature, with families who trust in alternative ways to the traditional ones in order to favour curiosity and the excitement of learning in our children.
At Madreselva we also welcome other friends, associates and partners who support the project by attending workshops, meetings and events and participating in the various committees of the Association. All this also contributes to support the creation of the first Waldorf School in Ciudad Real, which will soon become a reality.
We also put our carefully designed space at the disposal of members, friends and citizens who wish to organise events related to education, music, literature and all subjects in alignment with our philosophy. Our Association, beyond implementing Waldorf pedagogy, incorporates a social inspiration which includes meetings that enrich and interest different public of the city.
Since 2021 the Association also has a vagon, our Train in the garden, which was born from the need to expand the Association with a space where to carry out activities and where to accommodate all the neighbours, friends and families who visit us and who are looking for alternative cultural plans, as well as to create a library space for the use of all the children of our playgroup and the future School that we are about to set up.
We would like to emphasise that this project only relies on the resources provided by the families that are part of it and the support of its supporters at the events we organise.